The new eruption of the Krakatoa volcano

Krakatoa is one of the deadliest volcanoes in history, and it has erupted again.

A new eruption began at Anak Krakatoa, or Krakatau, volcano on Indonesia’s Rakata island on February 3, 2022, as seen in this image captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2 Mission .

The eruption caused the Anak Krakatau Volcano Observatory to raise the aviation color code to orange.

The eruption began around 4:15 pm local time with a thick column of gas, possibly containing volcanic ash, rising about 200 m above the crater.

When Krakatoa made history

The eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, in Indonesia, was the first news of global reach in history in the year 1886. After a huge explosion, it went from being a huge mountain to being submerged in the sea in a single day.

The blast, which was 13,000 times stronger than the Hiroshima bomb, was heard over 3,500 kilometers and hit Australia and India.. Its strength caused a tidal wave that killed nearly 40,000 people.

In addition, ash rose 80 kilometers and covered much of the planet.

The eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive events that have been recorded in recent history, it is said to have caused a roar that went around the world four times in five days.

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